Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
across this country. the tide is turning, but a few people like michael bloomberg and people who are unafraid to say what you believe in and put the position that most americans want are key to this whole thing, but you can't avoid going door to door knocking, organizing and fashioning yourself into a real political force. i think if we do that, we'll win. >> cenk: one more question. you mentioned the inauguration. mcconnell dame out with a bills czar statement. i want to play that for you are and get your reaction. >> ok. >> i think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda directed at an america that we still believe is center right. >> cenk: you know, they're amazing. on what planet are they on. he does the liberal agenda because he's democratic president. i know that part, but how do you react to this wall of obstruction? >> here's the thing. mr. mcconnell said his goal was to make obama a one-term president. he didn't do it. he lost, and so, mcconnell came up short and maybe now he'll see the light and actually pu
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
apartments. new york city mayor michael bloomberg brought us so many great innovations. announcing my micro new york, winner of adapt new york city contest. the goal was to come up with the most space efficient apartment design. here is break down itty bity details is the part of the development team. we've been talking about it in the office. everyone loves it. it was on twitter. everyone is abuzz because it seems almost impossible for a person to live in 250 square feet. how small is that? what is a normal studio or one bedroom. >> first ask, are you new yorker this. melissa: i am. i'm a new yorker. i live in a small space. there is lot of upside. you don't keep a lot of junk. you throw out more because you don't have a lot of space but 250 square feet is small. >> it is small. most of the units are larger. average is 285 and range up to 370. but they're definitely small. melissa: what was the biggest challenge. >> my wife and i who is my partner when we lived in new york in 1999 we lived in 350 square foot apartment. we know the challenge. the challenge is not to dictate people's create
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
it. forget the mcmansion. it is all about the micro apartment. new york city mayor michael bloomberg it an effort to create more affordable housing for 500,000 residents, announced a project calling might my micro new york. multifamily building and 55 apartments and using prefabricated modules built in brooklyn. the apartments range in size from 250 to 270 square feet. the cost? 940 for a studio and $1700 for a two-person apartment. not a two bedroom, a two-person apartment. residents will begin to move in in september of 2015. the artist renderings are hysterical. like a bed that folds up. your table, living room is underneath it. push it to the side and pull it down, that is where you sleep. there is actually a tub. you like it? you're moving there? lori: comical thing i never lived in a new york space much bigger that on that, 500 square feet. that is normal for new york. i think what is interesting about the micro spaces are storage capacity. i was joking. i put my sweaters in the oven. storage components and pop-up bed, it is clever the way that they're giving you more storage.